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July 10, 2014

Father of 2 Children Kιlled in Philadelphia Fire Says Mayor Nutter Called Him a Clown

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Family members of two children who died when a fire swept through a series of Philadelphia row houses are accusing Mayor Nutter of insensitivity. Relatives and protesters staged a sit-in at City Hall on Wednesday demanding that Mayor Nutter apologize for comments he’d made about the fire that many found offensive. Previously Nutter accused some of the residents in the community where the blaze erupted of spreading misinformation. According to…

Do Cash Payments For Accomplishments Really Help Reduce Poverty?

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In 2011, Memphis, Tennessee launched an initiative called Family Rewards.  The $11.5 million initiative was meant to mirror a similar program in New York City that offers cash incentives to teens who maintain regular attendance in school, earn good grades, and attend doctor and dentist visits.  Parents are also given rewards for completed their GED and keeping a job.  The goal of the initiative is to give families an incentive…

Dr. Angela Davis – The Injustice of the Prison Industrial Complex

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Dr. Angela Davis is known worldwide for her work to combat all forms of oppression as an activist, teacher, and writer.  Dr. Davis’ political activism has strong roots to her upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1940s and 50s.  Her experiences with racial prejudice and discrimination had a powerful impact on her and encouraged her to fight oppression.  As a teenager, Dr. Davis set up interracial study groups that were…

New York Yankees fan Andrew Robert Rector who is suing ESPN the Yankees and the MLB organization for making fun of him being asleep at the game. www.blacklikemoi.com

MLB Fan Sues For $10M After ESPN Hosts Tease Him For Falling Asleep

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Reported by Krystle Crossman We live in a very litigious society. People will sue for just about anything that they can these days. One of the most common lawsuits is for defamation of character. This is the case for New York Yankees fan Andrew Robert Rector who is suing ESPN, the Yankees, and the MLB organization. He is claiming that while he was dozing off at a Yankees versus Red Sox…

Bar Louies in Minneapolis has banned every clothing item associated with black people. www.blacklikemoi.com

Minneapolis Bar Bans Virtually Every Article of Clothing Associated With Black People

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger A Minneapolis bar’s new dress has code sparked a controversy among its patrons who believe the code targets styles worn by blacks, according to a local Fox News affiliate. Under the new dress code at Bar Louie’s, seven articles of clothing are now banned from Thursday through Saturday after 9 p.m. Flat billed hats, sleeveless under shirts, excessively baggy clothes, large chains worn outside of…

University Named After Robert E. Lee Removes Confederate Flags

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A Virginia college named after a soldier who commanded the Confederate Army has agreed to remove its rebel flags. Washington and Lee University hangs several Confederate flags above a statue of Robert E. Lee, but on Tuesday the university’s president announced that the flags will be removed. The move came after law school students at W&L, known as the Committee,  called on the university to recognize the Martin Luther King…

White House Pastry chef Bill Yosses retires and President Obama jests that he puts crack in his pastries. www.blacklikemoi.com

Pres. Obama’s Joke about Crack Cocaine causes outrage

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Reported by April V. Taylor Alternet is reporting that during a recent farewell to White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, President Obama made a joke that in reality is not all that funny.  In a statement, Obama jests, “We call Bill the ‘Crustmaster,’ because his pies…  I don’t know what he does, whether he puts crack in them, or…”  While Obama is alluding to the pies being addictive in a…

Joseph Laroche was a Haitian Black man onboard the Titanic who lost his life He was married to a white woman He was survived by his wife and their two children. www.blacklikemoi.com

Here’s the Untold Story of the Black Man On Board the Titanic

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Reported by Nigel Boys The sinking of the RMS Titanic on the fateful night of April 14 1912 and early morning hours of April 15 has been well documented since there were 892 crew members on board at the time and 1,320 passengers of which over 1,500 of them lost their lives. There have even been successful movies and books about the famous disaster and her maiden voyage from Southampton,…

Atlanta Archbishop Says Million Dollar Home “Meant Nothing” to Him

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Pope Francis has proven himself to be sympathetic to the plight of the poor and expects his followers to exude a similar temperament.  So when it was revealed that Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory was living in a lavish home in an exclusive community, many were outraged. Now Gregory says the $2.2 million dollar home was a “strategic mistake” that he regrets. Speaking to CBS 46, Gregory says that “not enough”…

Family publishes an obituary in Times Colonist that portrays the deceased as a con artist. www.blacklikemoi.com

Family Publishes Obituary Portraying the Deceased as a Con-Artist

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Reported by Nigel Boys Although the late George Ferguson’s obituary on the website of the Canadian newspaper Times Colonist reads like he was a man you probably would have avoided in life. Ironically though, if one were to read between the lines, it becomes evident that the writer was someone who cared for him quite deeply. The obituary begins by describing George as someone who didn’t know how to show…